Well he’s gone… again.  He called last night to say he was lonely…  I hate separations… but…..

The time will go so fast and for once in a TDY that doesn’t seem so welcome. 

I’m still just getting all moved in and making things functional…. scary to pack a whole three bedroom home into half of a garage and one room… and still make it convenient…

I’ll be back soon..

I miss having you in my daily life so much, but my mind is so tired I think I just need  few days….



PS I don’t have the energy to write something about his leaving this time… I’m just so tired…. but you can go HERE for my last post about it….

Good evening Xangaland.

It’s just starting to hit me……..

In less than 12 hours he’ll be gone….. again.


Then when he gets home we’ll be saying goodbye to our family.


Well we are here and moved in…. mostly any way… I have a feeling it’s going to take me a few days after Ryan leaves before I’m really in and in a routine…

My computer is set up and ready to go… just give me some time to see everyone and say goodbye to Ryan and I’ll be back.

Missing you all so much.


Another edit halfway down… and yet another…


Well we’re out and heading back to clean soon… Just scratching off my list.  I’m on my dad’s pc but it will be a few days until mine is up and running.


Goodbye Xangaland!

I won’t be around at all until next week probably….  For today my computer goes into a box along with all the rest of my office…  Here is my schedule for this crazy last week with my husband so far.  Seems like he is always leaving….

Today:  Finish packing the whole house including the computers.

Wednesday:  9:45am finale medical clearance on base then move everything out of the house.

Thursday:  Come back and clean the house and get anything left behind. (Ryan’s last day in the shop)


Well it’s done and over… sigh… Ryan got hosed down in the shop today for a fond farewell and I’ve said goodbye to my home…. I really just need a nap.

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Friday: Meet up for breakfast at Tiffany’s with Sue and Robert at 8:30am… then start moving them in.


Well it’s done… keys turned over and the house is theirs for three years and some odd months… bitter sweet…  Now we begin getting Ryan ready to leave in three days and start moving in to this room in mom’s house…. and the beat goes on…


Saturday:  Movie with Zach, work on the car, pack the stuff on the back patio and visit with friends and family. (Start packing Ryan for Texas)

Sunday: Move into the room a bit, continue packing Ryan, Finale Sunday at church for Ryan.

Monday: Going away party with the guys from the shop for Ryan at 11am then dinner with both sides of the family.

Tuesday: Airport to drop Ryan off at 6am.

After Ryan is gone… I have to help Sulimb clean out her apartment and move in to the house a bit… Then on the 3rd of May I leave to go camping with Emily for five days… Our last camping trip… for at least three years. 

Then of course you know a ton of stuff will come up and the next thing you know Ryan will be home, we’ll be having the big going away party on June 25th and we’ll be gone….

In the meantime however, once Ryan leaves I should have plenty of time to come back here and catch up with all of you and really WRITE again.  You just can’t know how I miss it.  I have all these thoughts wanting to bust out… both just feelings about what’s going on right now and stories… soon though. 

So there you have it.  Goodbye for now… I will miss you all so much… sad how the time in my life I need people the most, I don’t have time…. sigh.

Keep us in your prayers please… there is still so much in the air…

Song of the day?  Or the week Rather?  Believe by Brooks and Dunn.  This song just gives me goosebumps… brings a tear to my eye… Something about the chorus just shakes my very soul.

Thought I’d share it with you.


My mom is coming over this morning to help me finish up with the packing. 

Packing my house and deciding what I can and can not live without for the next three years is… I have no words… suffice it to say it’s not at all easy.

Can you believe this timeline? 


My aunt Sue and uncle Robert move into our house as our bona fide legal renters.

Ryan Leaves for Tech School in San Antonio

Ryan comes home from Texas and starts the finale outprocessing.


We catch our flight to Germany in L.A. (We actually leave Phoenix two days earlier than this.)


Can you believe how close everything is?  Things are moving so fast and I feel like I’m in slow motion…. Hopefully I get it all done in time.

I can’t believe that as of Wednesday night.. I don’t live here any more.

Missing you all.


Good Morning Xangaland.

So in the midst of my packing and moving and crazy life…. something has come to my attention that has well……… quite literally rocked my world….

My 78 year old grandmother has just announced her engagement to a 70 year old widower that has been a friend of the family for years….

We are beyond happy for her…

They are looking at houses…. And even though this will be her third marriage (she’s been widowed twice now with my grandfather’s passing last year) she has never had an engagement ring…

So when she announced this news they were shopping for her first engagement ring!

I’m so happy….

But I am a little wierded out…

Do you think that’s bad?


And on a completely sperate note I think my husband has gone nuts!

He has started talking to me with his hands…

As in hand puppet talking…

Both of them…

They have different personalities

and… oh… my…. word!

He just taught them how to switch sides!

That’s it I’m out of here.

I’m running far far away.

And if they mysteriously get named I’m filing for a divorce! lol I don’t want to think about who is doing what for the rest of my life!!!



See you.



Too late… sigh… as soon as he read this over my shoulder he named them.  The right hand is TIM and the left hand is Bruce aka hefty lefty… oh lord…

So that means right now.. Bruce is playing in my hair.


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Moving the bulk of the furniture today…. the finale out is next Wednesday….

Crazy how I had hoped this would be the place I’d grow old…

Who knows… but it will be in good hands…

Starting next Friday.

Missing you… I’ll be back soon for a little while at least.

There is just so much to tell…


Good Evening Xangaland!

Even though we have been so busy we have tried to make everything as normal as possible for our boys… So everyday we engage in a bit of playtime and teaching to prepare them for our grand adventure abroad.  Over the past few days we have been teaching Yoda how to respond to some commands in German… you know… “Sprechen”  (or speak)

I know I’m not saying it right and if I am then I probably have an atrocious accent but oh my goodness I just had to swallow my pride and share this little clip…. It made my day… these are the reasons that MY DOGS ARE COMING WITH ME!!!!

We’ve been laughing all night over this one… sorry if it’s a bit dark


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Please still read the post below.  There is just so much going on.